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Leeb, Rebecca T.; Bitsko, Rebecca H.; Merrick, Melissa T.; Armour, Brian S. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2012
In this article we review the empirical evidence for the presumptions that children with disabilities are at increased risk for child maltreatment, and parents with disabilities are more likely to perpetrate child abuse and neglect. Challenges to the epidemiological examination of the prevalence of child maltreatment and disabilities are…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Caregivers, Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship
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Witwer, Andrea N.; Lecavalier, Luc – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
The purpose of this literature review was to summarize studies examining risk factors, markers, and correlates of psychopathology in youngsters with intellectual disability. A total of 26 studies met inclusion criteria and were reviewed. Due to the limitations of research methods (i.e., not establishing precedence), no risk factors were…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Mental Retardation, Research Methodology, Emotional Disturbances